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Trash on the Trails
« on: December 05, 2007, 04:14:06 PM »
Hey guys this is just a thought. I've been seeing alot of trash on the trails lately. Empty gel, bean, block, wrappers etc. I don't understand why it's so hard to stick them in your pocket or camelback but anyway. What if we put some small trash containers on the backside if our trail markers and signs. One thought was to make them out of 4" PVC pipe( or smaller ), with a cap glued on the bottom end and put one on top with a slit but don't glue it. Drill some holes in the bottom to let the moisture out from the rain and condensation. Two holes in the tube with a small groove and two screws on the post and the tube could be remove if needed. We could do some trash runs and or make them volunteer time also, although I'd so it just for the fun of it as would alot of other people I bet. If there was a conveinent trash container  available like that, we'd probably see alot less trash on the trails. Other ideas could be getting Home Depot or Lowes to donate the material and people to assemble them for volunteer hours also. Just a thought.
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Re: Trash on the Trails
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007, 06:28:05 PM »
How bout this alternative--the people who throw trash stay at home.

And if you are with someone who throws trash--pick it up.[and jam it down their throat!] ;D
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Re: Trash on the Trails
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007, 10:06:41 PM »
I try to pick stuff up when I see it. I think that alot of the time, people don't even realize that they dropped something. There are certainly others that just don't care. It is unfortunate.




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Re: Trash on the Trails
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007, 10:08:46 PM »
Don't you know Gregg, a true XCer is not supposed to stop. Surprised you didn't know that. ;)
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Re: Trash on the Trails
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2007, 07:02:34 AM »
A true xcer can put it in his pocket at 14mph! :-*

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Re: Trash on the Trails
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2007, 11:14:35 AM »
No, a true XCer eats it wrapper and all! ;D
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Re: Trash on the Trails
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2007, 06:22:21 PM »
Tastes like chicken

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Re: Trash on the Trails
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2007, 09:48:22 PM »
A true xcer can put it in his pocket at 14mph! :-*
Why would a true XCer only be doing 14mph?

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Re: Trash on the Trails
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2007, 07:06:55 AM »
You say faster eh?  shoorrre.  :-*

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Re: Trash on the Trails
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2007, 08:04:34 AM »
I've already been contacted about material donations for the project. I need to find out if it's okay before I do anything and put it on the signs. Who would i need to contact to get permission? Harvey, Wes, or the Norths? I'd be willing to assemble some of the containers and mount them if okayed. We could even put a Swamp sticker on them if we had some vertical stickers.
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Re: Trash on the Trails
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2007, 09:33:11 AM »
I've already been contacted about material donations for the project. I need to find out if it's okay before I do anything and put it on the signs. Who would i need to contact to get permission? Harvey, Wes, or the Norths? I'd be willing to assemble some of the containers and mount them if okayed. We could even put a Swamp sticker on them if we had some vertical stickers.

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Re: Trash on the Trails
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2007, 10:14:06 AM »
Just out of curiosity, who's going to clean out the trash bins? Seems like we'd just be creating more work for our already overworked trail volunteers.

Seems to me that education and the occassional slap upside the head would be an easier solution.

The problem is that the litterbugs are very likely not members of any local club and definitely not on this board. It's just another problem resulting from mountain biking becoming more mainstream.

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Re: Trash on the Trails
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2007, 03:40:10 PM »
I agree that it's probaby not us. I just thought it might help keep it clean. As far as picking it up at Alafia we could place them on the sign posts along the jeep trail and could drive by and pick it up and the same goes for Wilderness Trails and Boyette probably. We could even do a trash run after a ride or have a trash ride for volunteer hours.
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Re: Trash on the Trails
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2007, 03:54:35 PM »
Seems to me that the kind of person that doesn't care if they throw trash on the trails would then logically also be the kind who would not stop and use a trash can. 
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Re: Trash on the Trails
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2007, 04:46:07 PM »
That's possible too.
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